The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, Bola Tinubu, says he made sacrifices for peace to be restored Ondo APC ahead of the Ondo 2020 election.
Naija News reports that Tinubu who is a former Governor of Lagos State made this comment in Akure, the Ondo state capital on Saturday where he commissioned the newly built edifice of the Ondo Internal Revenue Service.
Tinubu said he brought peace to Ondo APC by making himself available when some APC leaders in Ondo State sought to reach him before the party primaries to raise questions regarding Governor Rotimi Akeredolu ahead of the Ondo governorship election.
The APC National Leader said he didn’t make himself unavailable to hurt or insult anyone but because he knew the depth of character and the high quality of the Ondo APC leaders, adding that true to his estimation of Ondo APC leader’s principles and political astuteness, they reached out to each other and worked together toward the continuance of progressive governance in the state under the banner of the APC.
His words, “I thank God that such a number of excellent and wide leaders are in our party. As such, Governor Akeredolu is the first among equals which means all of you must continue to dialogue and the door of consultation must remain open that our governor in his second term can rely on our collective wisdom to bring even more improvement to the state.
“Today, we have a united All Progressives Congress in Ondo. United toward achieving victory in the governorship election. United in the developmental work that must be done after the election.”
The former Lagos governor said Governor Akeredolu has done more than talk development as well as dedicated himself and his administration to bringing development to the state.
Tinubu said the Ondo Governor has recorded several laudable projects including the Ore Industrial Hub, progressive agricultural empowerment amongst others, adding that Akeredolu would not have achieved such successes without the proper collection of taxes.